Welcome to the Innovation Journal

The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal (TIJ) is an independent, blind peer-reviewed, Internet-based journal devoted to building knowledge about public sector innovation. It publishes scholarly and practitioner-oriented papers, books, case studies, review essays, and book reviews. It has a French site, La Revue de l’innovation. Contributions of articles on government and non-profit sector innovation and your comments about this site are welcome. Please Contact Editor in Chief Eleanor Glor.

The Innovation Journal has been linked from a number of Internet sites and has been listed as one of the ten best public administration sites on the world wide web by both the Australian Public Administration Association and ASPANET. The American Society for Public Administration is the largest public administration organization in the world.

The Innovation Journal is indexed/aggregated by:
1. Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory (Proquest)
2. CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Proquest)
3. Political Science full text (ProQuest)
4. Ebsco
5. Cabell’s Directory
6. Scopus
7. Elsevier
8. Google Scholar
9. Scimago Journal and Country Rank (3rd page, 2021, Public Administration)

What’s New

Five positions (phd/postdoc) for research project on regulatory policy and trust as condition, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Deadline: October 5, 2023.

  1. Coordination in Public Sector Innovation Projects for the Establishment of Synergy, by Tom Langbroek, Research Group on Politics and Public Governance, Department of Political Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
  2. L’université en commun: le ré-enchantement du monde académique, par Jonathan Durand Folco et Philippe Dufort, l’université Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada.
  3. Necessary but not sufficient: Learning and public innovation in four Belgian collaborative networks, by Justine Dehon, Sarah Verriest, Nadège Carlier, David Aubin and Stéphane Moyson, all of Institut de Sciences Politiques Louvain Europe (ISPOLE), Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium.
  4. Reforming the Public Service System in Kazakhstan: Three Innovative Solutions and Priorities, Baurzhan Bokayev and Aigerim Amirova, both of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  5. Building Innovative Capacity of Public Servants: The Case of Kazakhstan, by Baurzhan Bokayev, Aigerim Amirova and Aigul Kosherbayeva, all of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  6. An Innovative Approach to the Development of Local Self-Government in Kazakhstan: Decentralization of the Budget System, by Rymkul Ismailova, Yerkin Dussipov, Aigul Kalymbetova, Yerlan Bokayev and Aliya Aitkozhina, all of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  7. Contextualizing and Organizing Contingent Faculty, Ishmael I. Munene (Ed.), reviewed by Anthony Iacovino.
  8. Feminisms: A Global History, by Lucy Delap, reviewed by Eleanor D. Glor.
  9. Provincial Policy Laboratories: Policy Diffusion and Transfer in Canada’s Federal System, by Brendan Boyd and Andrea Olive (eds), reviewed by Eleanor D. Glor.
  10. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick M. Lencioni, reviewed by Carl Lee Tolbert.

For the Visually Impaired
If you are visually impaired, The Innovation Journal would be happy to send you an electronic copy of the original word processed document that has been published in Acrobat on our site.

Impact Factor

Scopus SC Imago ranks public administration journals by citations. Its SJR indicator measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, expressing how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is. The measure Cites per Doc. (2 years) measures the scientific impact of an average article published in the journal within two years of publication; it is computed using the same formula as Journal Impact Factor™ (Thomson Reuters). It also measures the impact within three years. In 2022, TIJ ranked 125th, Q3 worldwide with a SJR of 0.246 and an H-index of 18 among the top 177 public administration journals, the ones that met the Scimago criteria. In 2021, TIJ ranked 85th, Q3 (4 short of a Q2 rating) with a SJR of 0.371 and an H-index of 17 among the top 172 public administration journals. In 2019, TIJ ranked 97th, Q3 among the top 164 public administration journals. It received a two-year average of 0.33 (was 1.67) cites per article and total cites of 106, 5.6 per article within three years. Because TIJ publishes in a specialized field, it receives fewer citations than more general journals. Nonetheless, it publishes most of the material on public sector innovation worldwide. See Scopus SC Imago.

If you would like to receive announcements of new material being published in The Innovation Journal, please send a request to the Editor-in-Chief. Announcements are sent out approximately three times per year.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available for The Innovation Journal as a whole, on an annual basis, and for each of the issues and special issues. For more information on these opportunities, contact us at glor@magma.ca. The Innovation Journal also accepts advertising.

Invitation to Submit Papers
You are invited to submit material to The Innovation Journal. Before doing so, please review our information for authors. Please submit papers to glor@magma.ca.

Eleanor Glor
Editor in Chief